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The most effective class for tech recruiting

Class Format

2-week full-time


Classroom Instruction

Group Projects

Guest Speakers

Networking Events

Tech Company Field Trips

Interview with Hiring Partners

Week 1

  • Differences between agency and internal recruiters

  • Getting aligned with hiring managers

  • Sourcing best practices

  • Understanding:

    • Software team structures

    • Org structure

    • Software career paths

  • Effective outreach and messaging for engineers

  • Understanding companies, technical products, and engineering challenges

Week 2

  • Improving process through data

  • Creating a great tech interview experience

  • Understanding and mitigating unconscious bias in recruiting

  • Building diverse teams

  • Closing - what matters to engineers

  • Company initiatives: referrals, university recruiting

  • Most popular Applicant Tracking Systems

  • Networking and building long term relationships

Class Format
“Effective recruiters are the ones who are able to go beyond the buzzwords of job description. By having working knowledge of the company’s creation process, they are well-informed about the opportunities that they are sourcing for...This is value that they add to hiring managers.”
                      - Edward Avila, Head of Global Talent Acquisition, Synaptics

Examples of Past Speakers

Richard Cho

Richard is the Director of Recruiting at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. He has an extensive and successful track record of scaling hyper-growth companies like Facebook and Dropbox from the hundreds to the thousands of employees. He has a passion for improving diversity in tech.

Alison Mackay

Alison is building the Data Center team at Facebook. As an active voice in the recruiting community, Alison founded Silicon Valley Recruiters Association and writes regularly for Most recently, she has been involved in getting California Recruiters off the ground.

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